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Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
Merry Christmas Al Jourgensen

Al Jourgensen, legendary singer for industrial-metal outfit Ministry has recorded a Christrmas song.  Yes, that Al Jourgensen.  Check out “It’s Always Christmas Time” on ITunes or whatever cheap Russian site you prefer.  And its a pretty cheery tune, tune.

Now, the real fun is in the video for the tune.  Al is one pissed off Santa, and this is one funny video. 

Al Jourgensen And Mark Thwaite It’s Always Christmas TIme

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
House Representatives have Speeches Prepared by Lobbyists

In House, Many Spoke With One Voice – Lobbyists’ – NYTimes.com

I have been meaning to get to this for a couple of days, so this is not breaking news today.  In some ways, its not really news.  Is anyone really surprised that lobbyists control the public debate that lawmakers have?

This NY Times article describes how more then a dozen elected officials made statements of record and speeches drafted almost word for word by biotechnology lobbyists.  This crosses party lines, with almost the same number of Republicans and Democrats having their speeches dictated to them.

Ok, so your local congressman is saying what the lobbyists tell them to say.  Big surprise.  What bothers me here is the simple laziness of not changing the text at all.  How hard is that?  And the absolute lack of shame these guys have to be populating house records with speeches and statements paid for by large companies.

Friday, November 13th, 2009
Monopoly Coming to the Big Screen

Monopoly may be the next board game to become a movie, if it can beat Risk to a theater near you.  Brother Greg talked about the Risk movie and lo and behold – a couple of days later I come across this LA Times article on Ridley Scott and the Monopoly movie he has in the works.

Ridley Scott is rolling the dice on a ‘Monopoly’ movie and here’s why | Hero Complex | Los Angeles Times

For your sake, I did a quick google search on board games made into moves. The only one I could think of was Clue. I think that’s correct, as long as Jumanji doesn’t count. As to my search, apparently Boil Before Drinking has maintained its successful record of being at least six months behind the news, and there are movie adaptions in the works for:

Clue (again)
Candy Land

I am not going to count a planned Ouija Board movie because Ouija Board is not a board game. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise. Check out the link though for some funny commentary on the Ouija movie.

Why bother to make a Ouija movie anyways, when Witchboard is available? Oh wait, someone is remaking Clue.

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
Fruit Bat Blow Jobs

Fellatio common among fruit bats, says research – Telegraph

The study found that more than two-thirds of female short-nosed fruit bats (Cynopterus sphinx) performed fellatio on their sexual partners, and that they were rewarded with longer bouts of intercourse as a result.

Previously, the only animals known to carry out oral sex – apart from humans – were bonobo chimpanzees.

Go home perverts. This is science. Interesting stuff for sure, beyond the obvious bat blow job snickering. Its easy to see how this trait would have evolved, with the fellating females having a clear reproductive advantage. It would not surprise me if this is now found in other species, if people think to look for it. Might it have some implications on the practice in humans? Possibly, but its worth noting that the fruit bats are combining fellatio with intercourse at the same time. Even if this were physically possible, the second, more important observation, is that it prolongs intercourse. Personally, I don’t quite see this happening for humans.

Friday, October 23rd, 2009
Hitler Irate over Balloon Boy Incident

Adolph is PISSED.

This video takes a scene from “Der Untergang” (”Downfall”) (2004). Since its in German, and subtitles are easy, there are a lot of other parodies.

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009
Mortal Kombat vs. Donkey Kong

Short and sweet, for all of you who wasted as much time as I did with these guys.

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009
Drunk Guy in Convenience Store

Can’t say I’ve quite been there, but its been touch and go at times.

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Mustache and Monocle

have given this a silent film edit, which is even better:

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
Twitter, Wave vs. Email

There is nothing really new in this Wall Street journal article, yet its a nice summary of where we stand now and where we are heading in communication technology.  I still do not have any motivation to use Twitter.  If someone wants to follow my Tweets, let me know and I’ll consider it. 

The End of the Email Era – WSJ.com

“Email has had a good run as king of communications. But its reign is over.
In its place, a new generation of services is starting to take hold—services like Twitter and Facebook and countless others vying for a piece of the new world. And just as email did more than a decade ago, this shift promises to profoundly rewrite the way we communicate—in ways we can only begin to imagine.”

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
Turn Your Apple Cider Hard


Its Fall, and so it is apple season once again.  If you are a fan of hard cider, or a fan of cheap booze, check out this tutorial on making Hard Apple Cider from scratch.  It has instructions starting from the apple, or from store-bought cider.

Home Brew Hard Cider from Scratch

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
Reservoir Dogs meets Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Check it out.

YouTube – Reservoir Dogs/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer – Mash-Up Re-Cut